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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Thomas Sturge Moore


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Thomas Sturge Moore : [unknown]

‘Your Lucretius arrived in all its beauty of type and cover. It is a noble poem and I wish it were printed in a more compressed form so that one could have it in the pocket and read it more. It does now sound like a translation the words seem so natural to the thought … I can say no more than that I got deep pleasure from it and thank you very much. I’m reading some Shakespeare—Sturge Moore, G. Bottomley H. G. Wells—Sturge Moore delights me—they are only small things I mean as number of words go,— but he is after my own heart. You know what I think of G. B. And that old hawker of immortality how glad one feels, he is not a witness of these terrible times—he would only have been flung into this terrible destruction, like the rest of us. Anyway we all hope it’ll all end well.’

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Isaac Rosenberg      Print: Book


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